My refuge,my place of safety

September 18th, 2008 by Shannon

SO I started to get a bit “worried” and anxious about our trip to Africa.  What trials might we encounter?  What diseases might we be infected with?  What if…?  What if….?  But then God did something wonderful the other day.  He reminded me of why I love Him so much.  It’s my favourite thing about Him: He takes even the broken pieces of our lives, weaves them with His grace, and makes a beautiful story.  (Ginny Owens said that- the blind Christian singer).  Looking back over my life- EVEN WHEN my hope was lost, disasters struck, the ground I was walking on fell from underneath me.  When the earth shook, the sky fell, and everything I knew changed- God did something amazing in my life.  During the valleys, the deserts, the storms and trials not once did they overcome me.  God brought peace and healing.  He was my safety, my security.  So why would I be afraid of what’s to come? Because EVEN IF there are trials and sorrows, losses, and struggles, yet I MUST Praise Him because He will do something beautiful from them.  We are not to be afraid of disease, sickness, death, suffering, loss or despair because God will carry us.  You’ve got to hear this song by Ginny Owens “If you want me to.”  What a testimony!

Psalm 91 was an incredible reminder again today “This is what I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him.  For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease….if you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home…”

Remind me- friends and family- in struggles and trials of How this wonderful, beautiful God we serve will rescue us in trials, and provide us with His love and safety during life’s losses.

What a beautiful thing about You God!  Take every broken piece of our life and make it something valuable! “Just because You love me, the way that You do, I will go through the fire- if you want me to!” (Ginny Owens song)

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